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3009 A Crested ship's Decanter


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This is a Georgian ship's decanter with a conical body.  Like numerous decanters of the 1800-1820 period, it has panel-cut shoulders, three neck rings, which in this instance are facetted, and a start-cut mushroom stopper.  It does not have a band of fluting towards the base, but it is engraved with a crest -  a bird (a dove ?) with wings half-raised and resting on a buckle.  We have been unable to identify the family to whom this crest belongs, but further research may reveal them.  The underside of the decanter is star-cut.

It is unusual for antique ship's decanters to have mushroom stoppers, but both the decanter and the stoppered are numbered '2', which suggests that the stopper is original.

Please refer to my newsletter of May 2012 where the subject of ship's decanters is discussed.

Date: c.1820

Dimensions: 9.5", 24.1 cm. high incl. stopper

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